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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Barbara Meek, Stage and TV Actress, Dies at 81 by Carmel Dagan

Barbara Meek, a veteran member of the Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence, R.I., and an actress on television, died unexpectedly in Providence on October 3, 2015. She was 81. Meek…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:46AM
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dies at 91 by Carmel Dagan

Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, who originated the role of Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and starred in “Fiddler on th…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:06PM
Monday, June 15, 2015

John Colenback, Actor on ‘As the World Turns,’ Dies at 79 by Carmel Dagan

John Leonard Colenback, an actor best known for his role as the debonair Dr. Dan Stewart on “As the World Turns” (1966-73 and 1976-79), died May 12 in West Hollywood, Calif. He w…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:28PM
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85 by Carmel Dagan

Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and so…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:00PM
Friday, May 15, 2015

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 by Carmel Dagan

Singer-guitarist B.B. King, the “King of the Blues” who helped define his genre’s electrified postwar sound and became the music’s best-known international ambassador, has died. He w…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:48AM
Thursday, May 7, 2015

John Simes, Former Publicist for Dustin Hoffman, Liza Minnelli, Dies at 86 by Carmel Dagan

John Simes, a longtime Hollywood agency and studio publicist whose clients over the years included Debbie Reynolds, Rosemary Clooney, the Harlem Globetrotters, Dustin Hoffman, Sammy Davis Jr…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:26PM
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Gene Saks, Director of Neil Simon on Stage and Screen, Dies at 93 by Carmel Dagan

Stage and screen director Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won Tonys for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Bea…

SOURCE: Variety at 12:47PM
Monday, October 27, 2014

Joy Saunders, Actress on Stage, TV, Dies at 89 by Carmel Dagan

Joy Silver died at home in Scarborough, N.Y. on October 24, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 89. Under the stage name Joy Saunders, she made her Broadway debut in the co…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:18PM
Monday, October 6, 2014

Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Actor in ‘Live and Let Die,’ Dies at 84 by Carmel Dagan

Geoffrey Holder, a dancer, choreographer, an actor (famously in the James Bond film “Live and Let Die”) and a two-time Tony winner for “The Wiz” who was famous for hi…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:36PM
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers, Comedian and TV Host, Dies at 81 by Carmel Dagan

Raunchy, gravelly-voiced and self-deprecating comedian Joan Rivers, who rose from Greenwich Village standup to occasional host of “The Tonight Show” and star of TV’s “…

SOURCE: Variety at 02:58PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lauren Bacall, Star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 89 by Carmel Dagan

Lauren Bacall, the sultry blonde siren who became an overnight star via a memorable film debut at age 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart in Howard Hawks’ “To Have and Have Not,” died Tuesd…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:57PM
Monday, July 7, 2014

George Morrison, Acting Teacher to Gene Hackman, Edie Falco, Dies at 92 by Carmel Dagan

George Morrison, an acting teacher and director who trained, worked with, and inspired great actors including Gene Hackman, Edie Falco, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Klugman, Sandy Dennis, Judy Colli…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:46PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eli Wallach, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ Star, Dies at 98 by Carmel Dagan

Tony- and Emmy-winning actor Eli Wallach, a major proponent of “the Method” style of acting best known for his starring role in Elia Kazan’s film “Baby Doll” and for his role as vi…

SOURCE: Variety at 01:07AM
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mitchell Jason, Broadway, TV Actor, Dies at 92 by Carmel Dagan

Mitchell Jason, who appeared onstage, in films and on TV, died in Doylestown, Penn., on March 11. He was 92. Jason studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, acted in numerous Br…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:33PM

Walter Roy Beery, an Actor Onstage and on TV, Dies at 75 by Carmel Dagan

Walter Roy Beery, an actor who appeared in numerous television shows but whose first love was the theater, died at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on April 6 from complications of lymphoma…

SOURCE: Variety at 09:18PM
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dies at 93 by Carmel Dagan

Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, sources confirm. He was 93. As adept at comedy as drama…

SOURCE: Variety at 11:01PM
Friday, March 7, 2014

Sheila MacRae, Who Played Alice on ‘The Honeymooners,’ Dies at 93 by Carmel Dagan

Sheila MacRae, a film, TV and stage actress who played Alice Kramden, wife of bus driver Ralph Kramden, on musical-comedy episodes of “The Honeymooners” featured as part of ̶…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:02PM
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sid Caesar, Master of TV Comedy, Dies at 91 by Carmel Dagan

Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program “Your Show of Shows,” has died at 91. TV host Larry King announced the news on Twitter. Caesar…

SOURCE: Variety at 03:00PM
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Polarizing Poet, Playwright Amiri Baraka, Founder of Black Arts Movement, Dies at 79 by Carmel Dagan

Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture…

SOURCE: Variety at 06:49PM
Monday, December 9, 2013

Actress Eleanor Parker, the Baroness in ‘The Sound of Music,’ Dies at 91 by Carmel Dagan

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, best known today for her role as the Baroness, the lady friend of Captain Von Trapp who loses out to Julie Andrews’ Maria in 1966 film “The Sound …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:59PM
Friday, November 22, 2013

‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Sound of Music’ Choreographer Marc Breaux Dies at 89 by Carmel Dagan

Marc Breaux, choreographer for the films “Mary Poppins,” “The Sound of Music” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” who also occasionally directed films, died Tue…

SOURCE: Variety at 07:47PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Actress Marta Heflin, Who Appeared in a Number of Robert Altman Movies, Dies at 68 by Carmel Dagan

Marta Heflin, who was associated with director Robert Altman during a stage and film career that included starring in Altman pic “A Perfect Couple” and appearing in the helmer…

SOURCE: Variety at 08:45PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Singer-Actress Deanna Durbin Dead at 91 by Carmel Dagan

Singer-actress Deanna Durbin, who was the highest-paid female star in Hollywood in 1947 but permanently exited the movie biz the next year at the age of 26, has died, her fan club announced …

SOURCE: Variety at 09:53PM
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Actor Alan Fudge dies at 67 by Carmel Dagan

Character actor Alan Fudge, best known for recurring roles in TV series including "Man From Atlantis," "Eischied" "Paper Dolls" and, most recently, "7th Heaven," died Oct. 10 in Los Angeles …

SOURCE: Variety at 06:17AM

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